Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Scattered Thoughts on AAR-SBL (Part I)

Worst word to hear from a boring speaker who has already exceeded his time limit:: "Furthermore, ..."

Best phrase to hear from a boring speaker who has already exceeded his time limit:: "In conclusion, ..."

I learned a new word: "rhizomatic," used by AKMA in the Biblioblog session.

I learned how to pronounce: Hypotyposeis. It's pronounced like a disease.

Most heart-warming sight: The Pilgrim literally jumping up and down in excitement at her first glimpse of the book exhibits.

Blankest look: Joe Cathey, when I told him my hands were registered as lethal weapons.

Funniest glitch: When the audio feed from the Union Theological Seminary breakfast was piped into the Fuller Theological Seminary breakfast, and vice versa.

Unfunniest glitch: When the hotel refused to provide bedding for the third person in our 3-person room, we took turns sleeping on the floor.

Amount of money I spent on books: $49.00.

5 comments:

Tyler F. Williams said...

Ed... there must be a typo... only $49.00 on books? Surely you must have meant $490.00!! :-)

Mark Goodacre said...

Gosh, that happened to me once, and we took it in turns to sleep on the floor. I think it must have been Toronto 2002. The Marriott provides rollaway beds; a bit mean of your hotel not to have done so.

Unknown said...

Let's just say you won't see me posting the price of my enthusiasm on my blog ;)

Q. Pheevr said...

Best phrase to hear from a boring speaker who has already exceeded his time limit: "In conclusion, ..."

I respectfully disagree. "In conclusion," in my experience, all too frequently heralds a lengthy and boring coda that has the further demerit of containing absolutely no new information. The best words to hear from a boring speaker are "Thank you."

Richard M. Wright said...

I was at the Union-PSCE breakfast and I thought the culprit was thin walls! I take it you were in the Fuller room...?

About $490 meself.